Apart from increasing security measures at its locations, AMC Theatres announced Friday it is prohibiting moviegoers that wear costumes and masks or who carry fake guns, including the AMC Loews Theater in Danbury.
The national movie theater company announced the policy change on its Facebook page Friday in light of the tragic shooting in Colorado at a movie theatre by a heavily armed gunman. The incident has left 12 people dead and over 70 wounded.
Often times during blockbuster movie premiers — such as Star Wars, Harry Potter or Twilight — ardent fans will don costumes that resemble the characters of the film.
At the same time, AMC said it’s reinforcing its security procedures and .
“We are taking necessary precautions to ensure our guests who wish to enjoy a movie this weekend can do so with as much peace of mind as possible in these circumstances,” the statement read.
The statement also noted that show schedules will not be changing while higher security measures are put in place.
“Movie going is part of our social fabric and this senseless act shakes us to our core.”